13 Sep '11, 6am

New Zealand teenager gets a 2-year jail sentence for bludgeoning 25 seals to death, including newborn pups

New Zealand teenager gets a 2-year jail sentence for bludgeoning 25 seals to death, including newborn pups

A New Zealand teenager who admitted bludgeoning to death 25 seals, including newborn pups, was jailed for two years on Tuesday, reports said. -- PHOTO: AFP WELLINGTON (AFP) - A New Zealand teenager who admitted bludgeoning to death 25 seals, including newborn pups, was jailed for two years on Tuesday, reports said. Jason Trevor Godsiff had previously pleaded guilty to charges arising from the seal killings last November at Ohau Point, a popular tourist spot near the South Island town of Kaikoura, the Malborough Express reported. The 19-year-old reportedly told police he clubbed the seals with a metal pipe because he believed they were pests. He was given a two-year jail sentence at a hearing in Blenheim District Court for willfully ill-treating protected animals, the newspaper, part of the Fairfax group, reported. Department of Conservation local manager Dave Hayes said ju...

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